2020, Vol. 5, Issue 1
Relationship of selected physiological variables with swimming performance
Author(s): Manas Banerjee and Dr. Somnath Bag
Man learned to swim long before it was possible for him to leave us any written record of his aquatic accomplishments (Robert Bartels, 1969) . Heart rate testing is one of the most common forms of physiological monitoring, given the availability of several different heart rate monitors that can be used in the pool. Heart rates are often taken during sub maximal and maximal effort swimming to evaluate the response to different training sets. The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship of physiological variables (Resting Heart rate, Breath hold time, Peak expiratory flow rate) with Short Distance swimming performance. For this study, 25 District level Short Distance male swimmers specialized in 50 meters free hand swimming from different clubs of West Bengal were considered as subjects. Subjects were selected purposively and the age of the subjects ranged 16 to 17 years. Correlation of co-efficient was employed to calculate the collected data at 0.05 level of confidence. The result showed that there was no significant Relationship of Swimming Performance with Resting Heart rate, Breath hold time and Peak expiratory flow rate. There was a positive relationship of resting heart rate and peak expiratory flow rate with swimming performance. As it is established fact that performance has an inverse relation with time. So it can be concluded that both variables ware negatively associated with each other in true sense. In case of breath hold time there was a negative relationship with swimming performance. As it is established fact that performance has an inverse relation with time. So it can be concluded that both variables were positively associated with each other in true sense.
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Manas Banerjee, Dr. Somnath Bag. Relationship of selected physiological variables with swimming performance. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2020;5(1):01-05.